…but it’s not. It’s really not.
If only it were.
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people.
Dum Dum DUMMMMMMMMM…
Presumably, this is not explained by the implicit bias of the solar system.
Whew. For a moment there, I thought the “writer” might be deranged.
It is a matter of population density, and more specifically geographic variations in population density by race, for which the sun and the moon cannot be held responsible. Still, an eclipse chaser is always tempted to believe that the skies are relaying a message.
Yeah. We are.
As the “Writer” – one Alice Ristroph, who is apparently a law professor, and no, I don’t believe that’s a real name either – notes, there’s a message. But he got the wrong one.
Not only did the eclipse pass through mostly white country – it passed over relatively few liberals.
It’s a sign.
(Does anyone else remember when the Atlantic wasn’t screamingly stupid?)